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Using wrapping paper to cover cake boards?

post #1 of 23
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Hi, I have baked cakes for family only for over 20 years. But I have never wrapped a cake board in regular wrapping paper. Can anyone tell me if this can be done without messing up a cake? I want to use black on the boards to show off the cake I am making my daughter for graduation. All I can find is wrapping paper. Any suggestions or other materials I can use?
post #2 of 23
I use fabric that I cover in Modge Podge. It is a non-toxic glue that makes a waterproof seal once it is dry. This way your choice of cake boards is just about limitless. Some decorators on here would frown about the non-toxic vs food safe, but my cakes are on their own cakeboard, then on the decorative Modge Podged one, so the contact is very limited.

I have seen on here that others use wrapping paper, then cover that with clear shelf liner. Once again this is non-toxic, rather than food safe. I tried this method, but it didn't work as well for me. I prefer the fabric.

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post #3 of 23
I use plastic table covers. They come in every color shade imaginable and are cheap.
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post #4 of 23
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Thanks! Both sound like great ideas. The plastic table cloth sounds the easiest and I would get a true color. Thanks again.
post #5 of 23
I use wrapping paper all the time...comes in such prettty colors and pattersn then I cover with clear contact paper....I get lots of compliments
post #6 of 23
I use shelf paper/contact paper, if you get anything on it it wipes off beautifully and comes in quite a few colors, black being one of them.
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post #7 of 23
OOh I like the idea of wrapping paper then clear contact paper! I just love the "wipeability" factor of contact paper.
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post #8 of 23
You can buy black cake drums. Don't know if you can get them where you are but if you google black cake drum, you'll get lots of options.
post #9 of 23
I also use clear contact paper (with the actual cake on a cake circle of course). I use all kinds of different paper under the contact paper...wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, tissue paper...plastic table cover...whatever I find that coordinates with the cake. I love going to the scrapbook isle at the craft store. They have so many great patterns and designs.

I also cover my boards in fondant once in awhile. I like how you can carry the design of the cake onto the board that way.

I really think a nicely decorated, coordinating cake board makes a huge impact on the overall appearance of your cake.
post #10 of 23
caljavaonline.com has black cake drums. Is contact paper food safe?
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post #11 of 23
I don't believe contact paper is food safe; however, your cake will be on a board anyway. When I use tissue paper for a cake board for cookies or brownies I just cover it with plastic wrap so it's food safe.
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post #12 of 23
I am new as well and have a question regarding using scrapbook paper. i only ahve seen the papers in 12 inch by 12 inch size in the scrapbook sections at Ac Moore, Michaels, etc. (at least I think that is the size).

When you need a larger size, do you try to piece together?
post #13 of 23
I cover my boards in fondant and hot glue a ribbon around the rim
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by mbranko24

I am new as well and have a question regarding using scrapbook paper. i only ahve seen the papers in 12 inch by 12 inch size in the scrapbook sections at Ac Moore, Michaels, etc. (at least I think that is the size).

When you need a larger size, do you try to piece together?



Yes, I've only seen them in 12x12. I have pieced it together for a larger board but most of the time I use it on a board 12x12 or smaller.
post #15 of 23
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I love the idea of scrapbook paper. I could use the same as I used to make my daughters graduation invitations. So I just choose my paper and cover my board with this and then cover with contact paper and I can place the cake straight on this?
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